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“Replacement for Ding Tai Fung”
Review of Kao Chi

Kao Chi
Ranked #135 of 13,003 Restaurants in Taipei
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed April 9, 2013

The Xio Long Bao here is as good as that of the more famous Ding Tai Fung just around the corner. It is NT$50 less than DTF. Even both are excellent, Kao Chi is more reasonable priced. We were recommended by locals as well as our taxi driver to try Kao Chi. Their Pan Fried Pork Bun is the best. Don't go home without trying it. Its steamed custard bun is also the best I ever tasted. The egg custard literally melts in your mouth. Another cold appetizer we tried was a honey/or sweet smoke dace(I think). The bone were so soft that I swallowed most of the bones. This place is definitely a great rival of DTF and gives you more values for your bucks.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Nice place with good food especially the dumpling which is a local specialty (like ravioli but in a different shape). The staff is friendly and they can always find room for you. Prices are middle range for Taipei.

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

This restaurant is at par with Ding-Tai-Fong. steam-fried bao 生煎包 is their specialty along with famous Shanghai dishes. It located at the very busy(as always) Yong-Kang-Street. nice and beautiful setting. nice service. expensive but not outragious. food is really good. The fried "new year cake" 炒年糕 is excellent. don't miss it.

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Thank Chuang004
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

This restaurant is just around the corner from Din Tai Fung, the local dumpling institution, but it is better in terms of less tourists, less crowd, larger selection of food. We had dumplings, of course, rice with shrimps and many other dishes including local desserts (I can't remember the names...) and everything was very enjoyable! My personal suggestion: skip the long line at Din Tai Fung and get here instead.

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Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner at Kao Chi - really good xiao long bao and spicy pork dumplings. (Though I have to say Din Tai Fung's pork xiao long bao is more refined.) The restaurant did not have some of the other dishes that we wanted. But we had a good dinner. I loved their steamed egg yolk and cream bun!

The restaurant is easy to find - just around the corner from Din Tai Fung (Chung Hsiao Road) - but less crowded. Diners who can't stand to wait for a table at Din Tai Fung would enjoy dining here as an alternative.

Thank jabell0
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